Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 837–855, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-12-837-2021
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 837–855, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-12-837-2021

Research article 06 Aug 2021

Research article | 06 Aug 2021

Multiscale fractal dimension analysis of a reduced order model of coupled ocean–atmosphere dynamics

Tommaso Alberti et al.

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Time series used in the manuscript "Causal dependences between the coupled ocean-atmosphere dynamics over the Tropical Pacific, the North Pacific and the North Atlantic" S. Vannitsem https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1135134

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We provide a novel approach to diagnose the strength of the ocean–atmosphere coupling by using both a reduced order model and reanalysis data. Our findings suggest the ocean–atmosphere dynamics presents a rich variety of features, moving from a chaotic to a coherent coupled dynamics, mainly attributed to the atmosphere and only marginally to the ocean. Our observations suggest further investigations in characterizing the occurrence and spatial dependency of the ocean–atmosphere coupling.
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